05:30PM, Monday 11 March 2019
Maidnhead United Assistant Manager Sam Lock was delighted with the way the Magpies performed in Saturday’s 1-0 win against Sutton United, even after going a man down following Mike Fondop’s red card.
Maidenhead scored another last-gasp goal at York Road, their second in a matter of days as they picked up their fourth win in six games.
“I thought it was a battle today (Saturday),” said Lock .
“11 v 11 it was an even game and the conditions played a part and made it a bit scrappy and made it what it was to be honest.
“But when we went down to ten men I felt our performance really changed and we really got the ball down and felt like we dominated even with a man less.
“I couldn’t be prouder of the boys; they deserved that three points today.”
Maidenhead battled against the 11 men of Sutton for more than half-an-hour before U’s midfielder Craig Eastmond saw red moments before Ryan Upward hit the only goal of the game in the 94th minute, but Lock remains fully focused on Tuesday’s clash against Ebbsfleet United.
“We are nine points clear of the bottom four but we are looking at the next game which is against Ebbsfleet,” added Lock.
“We are going to keep going until we are mathematically safe, at which point I’d say we can relax, but the gaffer will never going to get anyone relax – so we are going to keep kicking on now and get as many points as possible and if that’s enough to stay in the league then fantastic.”
Fondop will face a three match ban after his straight red card on Saturday and Lock admits it he will be missed.
“We will have no Fondop for three games now which is disappointing because he’s been a handful since coming to the club and he’s a top player.” Lock said.
“But we will go to Ebbsfleet in a positive mood and we will be looking to get the three points.”
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